|Music by||Karthik Raja|
Bioscope Film Framers
|3 September 2004|
Kudaikul Mazhai (Tamil: Rain inside the umbrella) is a Tamil language film written, directed and produced by Parthiban. He also stars in the lead role alongside Madhumitha, while Sriman portrayed a supporting role. The film released in September 2004 and was well received by film critics.
The film was originally titled Nee + Naan, though Parthiban chose to rename it Kudaikul Mazhai (English: Rain inside an umbrella) as the story was about his character's first love and felt that the experience metaphors an experience of rain inside an umbrella. The scenes were shot with a steady cam and 435 cameras, using sophisticated techniqus, with scenes usually filmed at night. The film was completed with little publicity and promotion, with Parthiban noting he did not want his audience to come to the cinema halls with preconceived ideas the film.
An underrated album of Karthik Raja. Particularly the songs "Enga Poi Solluven" and "Adiye Kiliye" are really good numbers as well as the BGMs. The lyrics were written by Na. Muthukumar and R. Parthiban.
|1.||"Enga Poi Solluven"||S. P. Balasubramaniam||05:20|
|2.||"Oru Kottaikkul"||Ranjith, Sujatha, Suchitra||05:03|
|4.||"Onnu Rendu Moonu"||Tippu||05:13|
|5.||"Pada Pada Vena"||Karthik||01:04|
|7.||"Adiye Kiliye (Violin Music)"||Instrumental||02:24|
|8.||"Kudaikkul Mazhai (Thalattu)"||Instrumental||01:57|
The film opened to positive reviews from critics with Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu noting the film "is a marked deviation from formula fare. Parthiban the creator has slogged to provide a new menu for the audience. And he has, as far as the theme goes." Sify.com's critic noted "within the commercial format and he has done his best to make a different film".
The film however met with a "cold response" at the box office, with Parthiban suggesting that the film was "far ahead of it's time". Madhumitha's performance in the film was well received and she was offered several Tamil films soon after the release of Kudaikul Mazhai.
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